In 2004, Kim started the WA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) with a small group of engineers, and has been a core part of the chapter since then. She has helped to initiate and coordinate numerous local and international projects and spoken publically and to anyone who will listen about EWB, in order to inspire and attract motivated volunteers to work on these projects.
Over the years she has attracted many volunteers to become involved in EWB and enabled them to have valuable and life changing experiences through their involvement. Kim has given many fascinating presentations inspiring current and future engineers on how engineering can assist with solving the most pressing problems of today.
Kim is passionate and enthusiastic about what she does - in 2006 she moved from a well paid corporate engineering job and instead opted for what she believes in: working with EWB, a non-profit organisation, working with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life.
Kim is now the South East Asia Program Coordinator for Engineers Without Borders Australia, and regularly travels to the region, including leading EWB's "Development Education Experience" - a month-long opportunity for young engineers and students to experience community development first-hand in Cambodia and India.
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Engineers Australia is proud to announce that 2011 is the Year of Humanitarian Engineering